Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Tressler Goes Libertarian?

Some of you might remember James Tressler, Times- Standard reporter from a few years ago. He moved to Czechoslovakia some time ago yet still sends in a piece to the T-S on occasion.

I wouldn't say his most recent piece has him joining the libertarians, but it was nice to see someone recognize that, just because government isn't running full speed all the time, society won't collapse.

21 Comments:

At 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred's dropping another hint that he's a Libertarian. Ok Fred, Yeah, I believe you...

 
At 2:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 2:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe Fred. He's just a right-wing Republican who has a love for the cannabis plant. Admit it, man.

 
At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred, you smoke weed?

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Fred said...

I haven't "smoked weed" since around '84.

 
At 6:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 6:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I haven't "smoked weed" since around '84."

I call bullshit on that one Fred.

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Prove it, 6:51.

This pot stuff is SOOO juvenile. I wouldn't even address it except for the fact it reminds me so much of Juvenile Hall.

You'd be talking amongst any number of people and mention you're a gardener ( I was a flower and vegetable gardener at the time). There'd always be one or two kids with that stupid comment: " What KIND of gardener are you, Fred...?".

Assinine.

And it generally comes from people who are obsessed with pot, one way or the other, itself.

I have friends who smoke pot. They've rarely breached the subject. Yet, to the Bobby Harrises and juvenile delinquents of the world, that's all they can think of in regards to nearly any issue.

Pathetic. I should let such comments speak for themselves, as I often do, but sometimes I need to rant.

 
At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you just start drinking again Fred? Kinda took that a little personally didnt you?

 
At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should be no surprise Fred is off the wagon. Was he ever on it? I dont think so. At his age, do you think a filthy stinking drunk would give up the bottle?

 
At 10:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back to the topic of this post.

I was really happy to hear from James Tressler through his My Word in today's Times Standard. It was an interesting perspective.

 
At 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Fred would be a nicer person if he smoked the herb.

 
At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to disagree with you Carol. James Tressler can't write now and couldn't write when he worked for the TS. Frankly, I was happy to see him go to Europe and groan when he sends the occasional piece to the TS and they print it.

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger Fred said...

"James Tressler can't write now and couldn't write when he worked for the TS.".

Don't you say that about everybody?

 
At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Fred, I don't. In fact I have never commented on this before. I just found Tressler short sighted and a poor writer when he worked for the TS. When I saw his column in the paper, I thought again about how bad his columns were. When you posted it and I read it, I commented. You must have me confused with someone else. However, I don't recall any other posts about bad writers, but have to admit I don't spend a lot of time reading the different sites. I read yours because you are so reasonable and stay away from the extreme sites where people who blog have clearly "lost it."

 
At 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:49

Don't take it persoanlly. It's just the booze talking through Fred. He might sober up by supper time, we'll see...

 
At 1:59 PM, Blogger Fred said...

My apologies then. I assumed you might have been one of many who comment on the blogs and seem to have run down every writer, reporter and editor on the North Coast, at one time or another.

"I read yours because you are so reasonable...".

Aw, shucks...

Well then, next time you comment identify yourself somehow, so I'll know not to disagree with you. :-)

 
At 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred - disagree all you want with me.

1:57 - you are a jerk!

signed -

1:04 - 1:49

 
At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well 1:04 and 1:49, let's just agree to disagree.

P.S. Are you a journalist?

 
At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you a journalist Carol?

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger Carol Ann said...

No. Just a blogger, 10:47. Are you 1:04 and 1:49, 10:47?

 

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